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Forget Price Gouging: Businesses React Altruistically To Disasters (New at Reason)

With natural disasters in the news, the country is being treated to a real-time debate over the sins of so-called price gouging, or sharp hikes in the cost of food, water, fuel, and other essential items in affected areas. Defenders of gouging, including many libertarians, stress that price hikes force customers to prioritize their purchases […]

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